General Groveport area news

Groveport Police statistics
April crime statistics for the city of Groveport, according to the Groveport Police: 7 arrests, 4 accidents, 1 assault, 0 burglary, 0 criminal mischief/trespassing, 8 domestic disputes, 2 domestic violence, 2 OVI and alcohol, 0 fights, 0 disorderly conduct, 6 thefts/robberies, 0 stolen/unauthorized use, 1 missing persons, 0 weapon related call, 2 narcotic related offenses, 9 general complaints, 0 school related incidents, 2 identity theft, 0 suspicious vehicles/persons, 0 parking, threats, 2 vandalism, 16 traffic citations, 1 sex related crime, 2 warrant/arrests/subpoenas, 0 suicide attempt.

Groveport history films
Two documentary films on the history of Groveport, produced by the Groveport Heritage Society and Midnet Media, are now available for viewing online on YouTube.The films are: “Groveport: A Town and Its People” and “The Story of John S. Rarey and Cruiser.” The films were originally made about 15 years ago.

Groveport history

The Groveport Heritage Museum contains photographs, artifacts, and documents about Groveport’s history. The museum is located in Groveport Town Hall, 648 Main St., and is open during Groveport Town Hall’s operating hours. Call 614-836-3333.

Video Time Capsule competition
Vinton County National Bank is sponsoring a Video Time Capsule Competition for graduating 2020 seniors who live in Franklin, Fairfield, Hocking, Jackson, Licking, Pickaway, Ross and Vinton counties. The winning entry from each county will receive $2,020 cash.

Entries should be no longer than two minutes and should answer the prompt, “In 20 years, what would you like your future self to remember about 2020?”

All graduating high school seniors who live in the listed counties are encouraged to submit a video by June 30. Entrants need not be bank customers and no purchase is necessary. Visit and click on the Time Capsule Competition tab for rules and details including a link to enter.

Hydrant flushing
The city of Groveport will flush fire hydrants between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from June 8-26.

If you see a hydrant being flushed on your street, avoid running tap water, washing machine, or dishwasher until flushing in the area is complete.
After hydrant flushing, tap water may come out with sediment that causes discoloration. Although a slight discoloration may last for a few hours, it only affects appearance of the water and poses no health risk.

If you encounter discolored water, shut your water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes to allow the new water to flow into pipes. If the water is still discolored, wait a few minutes and check again. In some cases, it may be a few hours before water is completely clear.

Avoid washing laundry during the scheduled flushing hours. After hydrants in your area have been flushed, wait until water runs clear from your tap, then begin with a load of dark laundry before doing lights or whites. If water pressure or volume seems low, check faucet screens for trapped particle.

For information call 614-836-5301.

Southeast Library curbside pick-up
The Columbus Metropolitan Library expanded its curbside pickup to include its Southeast Branch Library, located at 3980 S. Hamilton Road.

Curbside pickup will be available Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., with no service on Sunday.

If you received a notification from the library you have items ready to pick up atthis location, you may do so with curbside pickup. There will be no public access into this building.

Visit for information or call 614-645-2275 to get the help you need Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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